Transgender woman who was found hanged to death ‘hid problems from everyone’, says heartbroken mum
The mum of a young trans woman who was found hanged to death has spoken out about her devastating loss.
20-year-old Jessica Leigh’s body was discovered in her bedroom three weeks ago – a tragedy which her parents said came as a complete shock to them.
Her mum, Jude Coulson, 49, urged others to see her daughter’s story as a warning to be love and accept trans people.
“I want to make people more aware of what it’s like, for people to be more accepting of people whatever their sex, gender, colour,” she told The Mirror.
She said her daughter “was always a happy-go-lucky person.
“It would have been her 21st next month.
“It is so sad because we were always so accepting of who she was.”
Jessica had recently moved to the English town of Doncaster, which Jude said she thought had been good for her daughter.
“We thought everyone was really accepting. She had friends and a social life.
“But we just did not know what was going on. She seemed fine to us but there must have been something else under the surface.
“She hid it from everyone,” Jude added.
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